The International Federation for Equestrian Sports, commonly known as FEI, sent out a media alert today reminding veterinarians and anyone else involved in the horse racing industry that the 2011 FEI Equine Prohibited Substance List came into effect on April 4.
“The fight against doping is one that all International Federations are committed to and the FEI is working tirelessly to come up with new ways to contribute to that fight in line with the joint-recommendations produced by the commissions headed by Professor Arne Ljungqvist and Lord Stevens,” said Graeme Cooke, director of the FEI Veterinary Department. “Everyone involved in horse sport needs to be aware of the changes in the 2011 list and this crucial information is now easily accessible online and via free downloadable applications for iPhones and other media devices.”
FEI noted that as part of its ongoing Clean Sport campaign and to maintain fair play, it will continue with a full range of testing at major events during the season.
The updated list has been available publicly since the FEI General Assembly in Taipei last November, when it was unanimously approved.
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